Youth Expression Showcase

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Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

December 1, 2018 – 10:05 am | 58 views
Tanner-Avontay From 12/01/2018: Tanner Hall and Avontay (7, Pittsburgh Morrow) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

Youth Express: Shria Shyam, Bye Bye Plastic Bags Pennsylvania

November 24, 2018 – 10:35 am | 46 views
Shria Shyam From 11/24/2018: Shria Shyam (10th grade, North Allegheny) discusses her participation in the Bye Bye Plastic Bags and Fairchild Challenge, a national program encouraging teens to connect with the environment, sponsored locally by Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Youth Express: DICE Engineering Girls

November 24, 2018 – 10:05 am | 26 views
Dice Girls From 11/24/2018: Pittsburgh Allderdice 10th grade DICE Engineering Girls Izzy DiPietro-Harvey, Grace Le, and Ava Russell.

Youth Express: Seton Center Musicians

November 17, 2018 – 10:05 am | 27 views
Seton Center of Music From 11/17/2018: Seton Center School of Music musicians Horacio Ruiz (9, guitar, St. John Bosco), Antoinette Martin (14, piano, St. John Bosco), Ethan VonHedamenn (14, violin, Keystone Oaks High School) and Evan Koepfinger (15, violin, PA Cyber) with instructor John Ott.

Youth Express: Pierce Dipner

November 10, 2018 – 10:35 am | 20 views
IMG_7241 From 11/10/2018: Guitarist, vocalist and 2019 Blues Society of Western Pa. honoree Pierce Dipner (9th grade, Mt. Lebanon)

Youth Express: YMCA Lighthouse Project

November 10, 2018 – 10:05 am | 52 views
IMG_7239 From 11/10/2018: Performers from the YMCA Lighthouse Project in Homewood featuring Taneiya Young (15, Urban Pathways Charter School), Raynard Lucas (19), Robert Rose Thompson (20) and Destinee McCallister (21) along with Artist-in-Residence James Robertson.

Youth Express: This Is The World

November 3, 2018 – 10:35 am | 50 views
IMG_7181 From 11/03/2018: Live music with This Is The World, featuring Jessie Ort (16), Austin Zarnick (15) and Jason Brahler (15) of Knoch High School.

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

November 3, 2018 – 10:05 am | 26 views
IMG_7179 From 11/03/2018: Big Sister Debra Zafar and Little Sister Jazmine "Jazzy" (9, Propel Montour) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Erica Strafalace

Youth Express: Sunburst School of Music

October 27, 2018 – 10:05 am | 31 views
Sunburst School of Music From 10/27/2018:  The Sunburst School of Music house band, featuring Madeline King (15, Pittsburgh Allderdice), Riley Deringor: (17, Pittsburgh SciTech), Zack Wolynn (15, Pittsburgh CAPA), Mason Miller (17, Winchester Thurston), Shane Cranor (17, Pittsburgh SciTech) and Gabe Barash (14, Pittsburgh Allderdice).

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society – Maine Hoppo

October 20, 2018 – 10:35 am | 39 views
IMG_7097 From 10/20/2018: 2018 Pittsburgh Concert Society Winner Maine Hoppo (16, North Allegheny) with selections on violin.